What is the main difference between MBA and Modular MBA Programs?

MBA is a one-year full time program. It provides close links with the academia and the business world. Students work on site with company executives on a real business project and they can study their subject of interest deeply with worldwide acclaimed faculty.

Modular MBA is a 24-month part-time program. It allows executives to pursue a degree while continuing their professional lives. The program welcomes students living abroad with its modular system and provides a diverse student background for class interaction. Classes take place on a three-day module in one weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) each month.

Can I send my application documents by mail?

Only submitted online applications will be considered (https://apply.ku.edu.tr/gradapp)

Do I have to take ALES Exam in order to apply to the MBA Program?

ALES Exam is not required for MBA applications.

Who should write my recommendation letters?

There is no restriction on who should write your recommendation letters. However, candidates are advised to provide at least one of their recommendations from a business professional. This person can be someone you have worked with during any kind of part-time/ full-time job.

Are my recommenders obliged to fill in the recommendation form?

The recommendation forms are prepared to facilitate the task of your recommender. However, recommendation letters in essay formats are equally welcome. Your reference can e-mail the reference letter to gsb@ku.edu.tr

Does it matter whether our transcripts are in English or in Turkish?

Transcripts can be presented in English or Turkish. Foreign students who possess transcripts in languages other than English or Turkish are required to have it translated and approved by notary.

How are the interviews arranged?

Interviews are arranged after the candidate completes and submits the online application. After the submission, Graduate School of Business contacs with the candidate via e-mail.

Is GMAT/GRE Score required for MBA program?

GMAT/GRE score is required for full time MBA program.

Do I have to take the GMAT/GRE exam prior to my Application?

For Full Time MBA Program GMAT/GRE exam should be taken prior to the application.

Do you have any required minimum scores for the GMAT exam?

According to Higher Education Council (YÖK) applicant is required to have minimum score of 450 from GMAT. The evaluation is made upon the combination of all evaluation criteria (Work experience, GMAT score, interview performance, essays and recommendation letters).

Where can I find information about GMAT?

You can check https://www.gmac.com/

Where can I find information about GRE?

You can check https://www.ets.org/gre

Is it compulsory to have the official GMAT score sent to your institution?

GMAT score must be sent to Koç University by ETS. Koc University institution number is 0163.

Do you have a minimum for undergraduate GPA?

There is no minimum GPA requirement.

What is the chance of being accepted to Koc MBA for those with undergraduate degrees in areas other than business?

Koc MBA is designed for students with undergraduate degrees other than Business Administration. The majority of Koc MBA students have engineering backgrounds. A considerable number of students are from various departments in the Arts and Sciences Faculties of renowned universities.

Is taking Business courses at undergraduate level a requirement?

Taking Business courses at the undergraduate level is not a requirement but it is an advantage for the candidate.

I have an undergraduate degree from Business Administration; do I have to take all the courses in the MBA program?

All core courses are compulsory for all Koç MBA students regardless of their undergraduate degrees.

Is work experience a requirement?

Minimum three years of full-time work experience is a requirement.

Are scholarships available for Koç MBA and how do I apply for it?

The Koç Graduate School of Business offers a limited number of scholarships to full time MBA applicants only.

What are the criteria for selecting scholars?

Koç MBA Scholars are selected on the basis of merit and financial need. Through academic and business life accomplishments, they must demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, unusual intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, service to the community, and the drive to excel.

What does a Koç scholarship cover?

A Koç MBA scholarship covers full or partial tuition. The student is required to remain in good academic standing throughout the program for the continuation of the scholarship.

Are dormitories available for MBA students?

MBA students are provided with lodgings in blocks of apartments close to the main campus in Rumelifeneri. Dormitory fees, rules and regulations are valid in these residences.

Is it possible to start the program in the Spring Term?

New students are accepted only at the beginning of the program in September.

Is a thesis required for completing MBA studies at Koç?

Koç MBA degree requires no graduation thesis.

How can I get in touch with your current students or alumni?

We can contact you with our students and alumni. Please send an e-mail to gsb@ku.edu.tr about your request.

Can I visit your campus and attend a class?

With prior notification to gsb@ku.edu.tr, it is possible for candidates to visit the campus and attend a lecture.